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 (ăb-stro͞os′, əb-)
Difficult to understand; recondite: The students avoided the professor's abstruse lectures.

[Latin abstrūsus, past participle of abstrūdere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + trūdere, to push; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·struse′ly adv.
ab·struse′ness n.
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Noun1.abstruseness - the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understandabstruseness - the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
2.abstruseness - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profoundabstruseness - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"
wisdom - accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
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[æbˈstruːsnɪs] Nlo recóndito, carácter m abstruso



(əbˈstruːs) adjective
difficult to understand. abstruse reasoning.
abˈstruseness noun
References in classic literature ?
Readily; I have solved others of an abstruseness ten thousand times greater.
There are many good reasons to contemplate Wojtyfa's philosophy despite its abstruseness.
Ay-raly's inherent abstruseness within his painstakingly detailed illustrations of provocative deviance is not so much to confound us but to challenge us.
Despite the abstruseness of Stephane Mallarme's poetry, for example, and the importance he assigned to the aesthetic experience itself, the symbolist was nonetheless engaged in a rigorous search for absolute truth; as her book reveals, Caddy, too, has not yet completely abandoned the pursuit of meaning.
Planned legislative abstruseness could not have ascended the Olympian heights scaled by both the substantive and implementing provisions respecting the income inclusion and deduction of maintenance payments.
Toussaint writes the "infinitesimal novel" in the hope of capturing abstruseness so small that, once considered, it will obscure your surroundings so sufficiently that you must step back and blink in order to tackle life's very big questions.
All that is the multi-tiered real deal of reality, but the three-second model suits our need without entering into an abstruseness unnecessary to the problem at hand.
Legalese is an English term first used in 1914 for legal writing that is difficult for lay people to read and understand, the implication being that said abstruseness is deliberate for excluding the legally untrained (Noordin, Samad 2011: 1).
The novels themselves demonstrate direct engagement with this dynamic insofar as they employ "[t]extual abstruseness [as] a way of testing readers' sophistication, of allowing them to define themselves through their reading" [pp.
And the immediate impression of his poetry--a dense, bristling verse in the vein of the high modernity of, for example, Hart Crane--is of no little difficulty and abstruseness, even a certain inaccessibility, one can safely say.
12) Another sixteen days later, in a letter sent to Friedrich Schlegel, he spoke rather of the philosopher's abstruseness and regarded him as "the most dangerous among all thinkers" ["der Gefahrlichste unter allen Denkern"].
Bakker (2009: 71) has interpreted this as a reference to the growing abstruseness of technical Tantrism.